Factsheet for case EU-2020-25/1091 – measures in European Union
|Country||European Union , applies eu-wide (or beyond)|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 17 June 2020|
|Type||Non-binding recommendations or other texts|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to healthcare
|Case created||10 September 2020 (updated 18 September 2020)|
On 15 July the Commission has presented Communication on immediate short-term measures to strengthen EU health preparedness for COVID-19 outbreaks. At the heart of this initiative is the belief that continued vigilance and fast response from the Commission and the Member States is essential to ensure that the spread of the virus can be contained and new, generalised lockdowns can be avoided.
The priority actions for national and EU authorities laid out in the communication include:
Potentially all EU citizens will be affected.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
EU (Council, EC, EP)
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners' involvement unknown.
There were no reactions from social partners.
Eurofound (2020), European Commission unveils vaccine strategy, case EU-2020-25/1091 (measures in European Union), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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